Our clients rely on us to communicate their message, via showstopping design and marketing. To help us be there and to continue to be able to tell those stories during and after the pandemic, we're asking you to pledge money towards a future or existing project. Then hopefully, we can access the match funding, very kindly provided by North East LEP.
Sadly, we're one of the business who fall through the cracks in terms of the government's COVID business support so this extra helping hand would be a huge help!
Why we'd like the support
Our design work plays an integral part in the arts and culture industry in the North East and within the wider business community and without Jonarc, there are numerous businesses in the region who would not have access to the affordable, high-quality design output I provide.
This funding would help in assuring we can continue to support our wonderful clients. With such a degree of uncertainty and the likely reticence of audiences to congregate at arts events when restrictions are lifted, we feel that it is vital these organisations have access to quality design to help solidify their messaging and ensure there are audiences there post-pandemic.
Our design work has helped my clients to sell out their funded production in less than 48 hours and allowed them to facilitate community puppetry workshops to even more participants than they had predicted. Our work has also played an integral part in the success of their promenade Shakespeare productions in Sunderland's parks. We have helped to create visually arresting designs for these productions that extends well beyond the poster, encompassing everything from steward uniforms to production design elements, which have allowed innumerable local people to access quality Shakespearean shows in their local parks.
Our design work for Northern Pride has produced a design system that is one of the most inclusive on the UK. The icon can transform to represent the numerous pride and ally identities. Feedback from local LGBTQI+ people suggests that the designs have helped them feel seen and included.
For many, this quality of service would be out of reach, therefore I firmly believe that the industry in the North East would be at a significant disadvantage without access to my services. This funding will help ensure I am there during and post-pandemic.